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fumarole

play
noun fu·ma·role \ˈfyü-mə-ˌrōl\

Definition of fumarole

  1. :  a hole in a volcanic region from which hot gases and vapors issue

fumarolic play \ˌfyü-mə-ˈrō-lik\ adjective


Origin of fumarole

Italian fumarola, from Italian dialect (Neapolitan), from Late Latin fumariolum vent, from Latin fumarium smoke chamber for aging wine, from fumus


First Known Use: 1811


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